Video 4: Squaring Up Your Quilt

by Aimee

As you get ready for binding, it’s important that the quilt is straight. Our fourth video shows how to cut around your quilt making it ready for binding.

A special thank you to Karen Reardon for letting us use her quilt, “Sunshine and Shadows” for the demonstration!

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{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

Diane July 5, 2010 at 12:24 pm

You are an excellent teacher. Your instructions are done so well and I do appreciate that you share your skills with us. Thank you!


Yolande Hollis August 14, 2010 at 4:05 pm

Hi Aimee,

Just enjoyed these instructions. I am preparing to bind a quilt I recently quilted and am sure glad I reviewed these instructions first! It’s always wonderful to see your cheerful face. We miss you here in California.



SuzanneC August 22, 2010 at 11:28 pm

Hi Aimee,
I really loved this tutorial, it was very clear and informative and you make it look so easy. I only wish I had watched this yesterday before I squared up my last quilt as I would have done a better job.


Linda February 26, 2011 at 4:56 pm


Thanks so much for the video. I have looked everywhere for clear instructions for a beginner and your lesson was by far the best and most informative.


Bea A. July 5, 2011 at 11:50 pm

Aimee: Fantastic video. I am a visual learner; therefore, this video is perfect for my learning style. Continue working on other how-to videos to share with others. Thank you so much.


Kathy Scholes August 23, 2013 at 9:43 am

Thank you so much for the tutorial. Finally someone showed squaring up a real quilt, and not just 4 squares. I have done this many times, but I always like a refresher before I do it again. Always looking for new ideas.


brenda watson November 11, 2013 at 11:45 pm

Hi, I love your quilt, may I ask what pattern is it. I have search everywhere but not able to find it.


Barbara November 16, 2013 at 4:19 pm

I am doing a t-shirt quilt and the bottom is 4 inches wider than the top. How do I go about squaring this up before I add borders.


T March 22, 2014 at 1:28 pm

Thank you for the video and actually using a quilt. The other videos I wathced used small quilt that were not helpful. I really appreciate you help.


Johanna Clark March 28, 2014 at 12:38 pm

I just started learning about squaring up a quilt, and found your video very helpful easy to understand and complete.


Karen April 4, 2014 at 11:13 pm

Thank you for this wonderfully clear trimming tutorial!


Carmen October 11, 2016 at 11:08 pm

That was one of the best video I have seen, great presentation, very easy to follow. Thank you so much for doing this for us quilters. I love your quilt, is there a pattern you can share or let us know where to purchase? I also love your colors, would love to know those too, if possible and I hope I am not being too presumptuous. Thank you again. Hope to hear from you.


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